Terror Alert: IGP Releases Emergency Numbers Nationwide
By Alabidun Shuaib AbdulRahman
To prevent any terrorist attack, Usman Baba, the Inspector General of Police, has announced nationwide emergency numbers on Thursday night.
Baba claimed that in order to protect the safety of all citizens living in the country, the Nigeria Police Force have also collaborated with other security organizations.
The top officer further affirmed that, contrary to concerns made by the United States, there is no imminent or pending attack on the capital of the country.
The IGP emphasized this while charging all Strategic Police Managers in charge of Commands and tactical formations within the country to beef up security in their respective jurisdictions, especially in the FCT.
According to a statement by the force spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the IGP similarly directed that all emergency numbers across the country should be activated to full capacity for a 24/7 prompt response.
Adejobi said the police also ordered that the combatant officers and men should be on standby to respond in case of emergency situations and distress calls.
The statement added, “Residents within the FCT are urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence and persons to the Police through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883.”
The IGP, however, allayed the fear of residents in the FCT and admonishes them to go about their lawful businesses and normal social lives/engagements, saying all hands are on deck to nip any security threat in the bud and respond to distress calls promptly.
Baba reiterated the commitment of the Nigeria Police to eliminating all threats, as well as protection of lives and property of all residents of the country.